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3,183 37,752 New Member from florida
by rockbrain
Mar 30, 2023 9:02:06 GMT -5
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228 2,055 Testing photo add
by velodromed
Mar 23, 2023 23:26:32 GMT -5

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Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

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5,836 72,944 Cleaning Rocks Before Tumbling?
by jimmie
Mar 30, 2023 9:43:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 6 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

4,014 54,753 Latest Batch of miscellaneous
by rocknewb101
Mar 30, 2023 9:31:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 3 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

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11,981 161,866 Headed for silver
by rockbrain
Mar 30, 2023 9:08:17 GMT -5
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5,104 65,241 March Wrapper's Challenge!
by rockjunquie
Mar 30, 2023 6:44:45 GMT -5
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Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

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1,057 14,870 Metal Clayd
by MsAli
Mar 30, 2023 9:49:58 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

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364 5,078 Which saw to buy
by vance71975
Feb 8, 2023 17:06:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Special Creations (intarsia, glass, metal, etc.)

Show off your special projects, or finished pieces you created using alternative methods or materials, as you expand your creativity beyond simple lapidary

1,684 25,338 Intarsia Pendant & ER set
by bgoodz
Mar 29, 2023 21:51:34 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

117 1,652 Graves Index wheels? 96 tooth that will fit a Mk1?
by rads
Jan 20, 2023 8:41:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making - 1 Viewing

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

169 2,858 My stupid expensive mistake
by Roger
Mar 27, 2023 15:51:10 GMT -5

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

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Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

771 5,734 2023 DZ2 - Big rock fly by this weekend
by mohs
Mar 23, 2023 23:17:43 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 3 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

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13,777 150,333 Aussie gold, Congold
by Rockoonz
Mar 29, 2023 11:43:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 1 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

by jasoninsd
Mar 30, 2023 1:17:43 GMT -5
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Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


2,211 26,792 Replacement Polish Pads for Lortone FL-15 Laps
by herb
Mar 30, 2023 8:47:57 GMT -5
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Show us your rock specimens that are destined for a display case, or take part in our shared theme threads such as the very popular Thunderegg Thursdays, and Coprolite. Start one of your own and lets see if it grows.

3,596 45,070 mohs theme...daza gneiss,,,
by mohs
Mar 29, 2023 9:40:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts - 2 Viewing

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,210 13,327 NEW for my cases: Snakeskin agate aka Wrasse Fossil
by liveoak
Mar 22, 2023 6:49:12 GMT -5
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Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

3,275 27,489 Gypsum?
by vegasjames
Mar 29, 2023 19:36:03 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,974 137,378 California's Central Coast
by youp50
Mar 25, 2023 7:19:34 GMT -5
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806 28,713 *~ OPEN ~* Cab Contest, March 2023 Theme: Candy or Dessert!
by khara
Mar 29, 2023 19:38:41 GMT -5
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Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,954 35,118 Recent Southern Nevada collection trip (pic and video heavy)
by vegasjames
Mar 30, 2023 9:12:46 GMT -5
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1,390 11,654 Respect Earned
by vance71975
Mar 27, 2023 18:14:21 GMT -5
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3,680 31,663 For sale Montana agates. $1 per pound -ON HOLD TIL MID APRIL
by velodromed
Mar 30, 2023 6:54:07 GMT -5
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12,454 176,765 Silly Stuff
by vegasjames
Mar 30, 2023 8:53:21 GMT -5


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